Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is safe and cost effective

Beldi, G; Ipaktchi, R; Wagner, M; Gloor, B; Candinas, D (2006). Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is safe and cost effective. Surgical endoscopy and other interventional techniques, 20(1), pp. 92-5. New York, N.Y.: Springer-Verlag; www.springer-ny.com 10.1007/s00464-005-0442-9

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BACKGROUND: Ventral hernia repair is increasingly performed by laparoscopic means since the introduction of dual-layer meshes. This study aimed to compare the early complications and cost effectiveness of open hernia repair with those associated with laparoscopic repair. METHODS: Open ventral hernia repair was performed for 92 consecutive patients using a Vypro mesh, followed by laparoscopic repair for 49 consecutive patients using a Parietene composite mesh. RESULTS: The rate of surgical-site infections was significantly higher with open ventral hernia repair (13 vs 1; p = 0.03). The median length of hospital stay was significantly shorter with laparoscopic surgery (7 vs 6 days; p = 0.02). For laparoscopic repair, the direct operative costs were higher (2,314 vs 2,853 euros; p = 0.03), and the overall hospital costs were lower (9,787 vs 7,654 euros; p = 0.02). CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair leads to fewer surgical-site infections and a shorter hospital stay than open repair. Despite increased operative costs, overall hospital costs are lowered by laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Beldi, Guido; Ipaktchi, Ramin; Wagner, Markus; Gloor, Beat and Candinas, Daniel

ISSN:

0930-2794

ISBN:

16333538

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag; www.springer-ny.com

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:49

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 13:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00464-005-0442-9

PubMed ID:

16333538

Web of Science ID:

000234485400014

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.20473

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/20473 (FactScience: 3924)

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